The Self As Social Gesture





In this lesson students will explore the notion of self as a social gesture for society. They will analyze societal issues through the lens of social gesture to critique positionality and systems that favor oppression over liberation and belonging. Students will be invited to claim their birthright to their imaginations, becoming a social gesture for an evolving world system.


LENGTH  One 120min Session

GRADE LEVEL  9-11   

SUBJECT Social Studies |  History | Humanities Civics




How is a movement created?

What is a social gesture?

How can I identify, embody, and lead through the act of “social gesture?”




Audio player/ computer speakers to play digital recording of Hamilton Soundtrack


Session 1: Self As Social Gesture  




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